Belinda Broomsticks set to fly onto the Heights of Abraham this October Half Term

The Heights of Abraham has announced that, for the first time ever, the award-winning tourist attraction in Matlock Bath will be presenting a Halloween Grotto in the Rutland Cavern this October Half Term.  

The Grotto will provide tours underground led by Belinda Broomsticks, the good witch of Masson Hill, and every child will receive a gift from the enchanted cauldron. Tours will take place between 12 noon and 2.40pm every 20 minutes from Saturday 23rd of October until Halloween its self, October 31st.  

There is a small additional charge of £4 for children who wish to enter the Grotto and receive a gift, whilst accompanying adults are admitted free.  

The Halloween Grotto tells the story of Belinda’s search for her enchanted cauldron, which has been stolen by the trolls that live under the hill, and hidden somewhere in the caverns. Children are given glow wands and join the good witch on her search underground. Once the cauldron is found, dreamcatcher gifts are given to all the children as a thank you for their help.  

Additional lighting and sound effects have been installed in the cavern to create a magical and memorable experience for children to enjoy.

David Thornton of the Heights of Abraham explains: “We were very fortune to secure the services of Belinda Broomsticks this Halloween, as you know, witches tend to be quite busy at this time of year. This is Belinda’s first visit to the Heights, and we’re delighted to that she has agreed to let our younger visitors join her in the caverns. We’re hoping that the trolls will stay well out of the way, but you never know what might be lurking around the corner”.  

Whilst Belinda arrives by Broomstick every day during half term, non-magical guests will need to fly into the Heights by cable car to join in the Halloween fun this October Half Term.

About the Heights of Abraham: 

The Heights of Abraham is a 60 acre estate on the top of Masson Hill overlooking Matlock Bath in Derbyshire. Visitors travel to the summit by cable car to explore exhibitions, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and heritage sites and buildings. A visit includes the option of guided tours through two show caverns charting the history of this unique and special place. The Vista Restaurant and Terrace café provide spectacular views across the Derwent Valley towards Cromford and the World Heritage corridor.  

Tickets for the Grotto can be purchased in advance from the website as well as more details about the full range of October Half Term activities on offer. Tickets can also be purchased upon arrival from the Tavern next to the Rutland cave entrance.  

Posted on 11 October 2021

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